81st EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2019

Embrace Change - Creativity for the Future

3 - 6 June
London, United Kingdom
Call for papers

The Laurie Dake Challenge

The Laurie Dake Challenge is created with the aim to promote cross‐disciplinary geoscience and engineering integration within universities. Each participating university will have a multi‐disciplinary team of full time geoscience and petroleum engineering students, with a maximum of one PhD student per team.

The competition starts with an assignment prepared by each team, after this first round ten teams will be selected to submit the Field plan, the jury will select the six finalist teams. All teams work with the same data set, provided by BP this year.

The six winning teams will be supported with three travel grants to present their field plan to an expert jury during the 81st EAGE Conference & Exhibition at 2 June 2019 in London, UK. 

Teams can consist of full‐time students from some or all of the following disciplines:

  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Petrophysics
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Petroleum economics
  • Petroleum Engineering

Integration is the key!

How to participate in the Laurie Dake Challenge

Universities are invited to participate in the Laurie Dake Challenge with a multidisciplinary team of 3 to 5 students (one PhD student per team allowed). The competition includes three selection rounds that are further explained below. To enter the competition each team is required to submit an assignment on a certain topic.









All universities are invited to participated in this competition, details we be published soon and the time frame of the competition is described below:

Item   Deadline
 Application  and submission first assignment   10 October to 21 December 2018
 Semi-Finalist selection  21 January 2019
 Second Round Submission  18 March 2019
 Finalist announcement ( 6 team selected to present the final in London)  1 April 2019
 Final presentation slides submission   20 May 2019
 Final Development plan presentation in London  2 June 2019
 Announcement of the winner in the opening ceremony  3 June 2019